Sermons by Pastor Bill Wong

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Christ the King Sunday – November 22, 2020

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For this Christ the King Sunday, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. On this final Sunday of the church year, our gospel reading from Matthew is Jesus’ great story of judgment. In the end, the faithful are those who served […]

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost – November 15, 2020

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For this Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. Our readings during November speak of the end times. Zephaniah proclaims that the coming day of the LORD will be filled with wrath and distress. In Matthew, Jesus […]

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost – November 8, 2020

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For this Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. Today we hear the prophet Amos calls for justice to roll down like waters. In Matthew, Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids. Surrounded by […]

All Saints Day – November 1, 2020

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For this All Saints Day, we recall the saints, on whose shoulders we stand, and together we’re God’s communion of saints. All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ. This day calls us to remember all who have died in Christ and whose baptism is complete. […]

Reformation Sunday – October 25, 2020

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For this Reformation Sunday, we recall the start of a reform movement by Martin Luther and the good news that we are justified by grace through faith. Rooted in the past and growing into the future, the church must always be reformed in order to live out the love of Christ in an ever-changing world. […]

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost-October 11, 2020

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For this Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Isaiah, we are given a vision of the great feast to come, when God will wipe away death forever. In Matthew, Jesus shares with […]

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 4, 2020

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For this Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Matthew, Jesus shares another parable. This parable is about a landowner, his vineyard, and the tenants. This vineyard parable serves as an image of […]

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 27, 2020

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For this Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear Jesus’ parable about two sons who don’t do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God. In the reading […]

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 20, 2020

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For this Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear one of Jesus’ controversial parables in which Jesus says that the reign of God is like that of a landowner who […]

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 13, 2020

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For this Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Matthew, Peter asks Jesus a question about forgiveness. The reality is that we do sin against one another, and Jesus’ challenge that we forgive […]